- March 27, 2015
- Oak Ridge, Tennessee
of Catherine's Passing
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1 of 14 | Posted by: Bailey Larkin - Oak Ridge, TN
“So sorry to hear of the passing of your wife, E.J. The many years together will bring forth a cornucopia of memories of events shared between the...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: John F. Creasy - Westmoreland, TN
“I worked with her at Park West very precious Lady Prayers for family
3 of 14 | Posted by: Rebecca Whaley - Knoxville, TN
“We are really sorry to learn of your loss. Just know you are thought of often and we send our best wishes to you in this time of your grief. Take...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Ken and Anita Dare - Fremont, MI
“We are so sorry for your loss, yet the pain had ended and heaven has another angel. May God be with you during this time. We love you always.
5 of 14 | Posted by: Kristy Styles Herron (Tanner & Maci) - TN
“Ya'll have my deepest sympathies and prayers with the loss of your wife and mother. Jim- I have the fondest memories of sitting with you and Cathe...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Marlen - Westmont, IL - Friend
“Sorry for your loss. May God give you His peace that surpasseth understanding.
7 of 14 | Posted by: Patti Pearson Davenport - TN
“I was trying to locate Cathe just a week or so ago. We are 3 or 4th cousins. I had not seen her in 30 years or more. It sounds as though she led a...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Linda Monk O'Brien - knoxville, TN
Sorry for your loss.
9 of 14 | Posted by: Randy - knoxville, TN - friend
“She was a very beautiful,loving,and caring woman.When I took care of her she treated me like i was one of her own,and gave me great advice,and always...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: Brandy Strickland - Friend
“i always enjoyed vising Mrs.Keen she was very sweet lady. She will be very well missed my God Bless the family as the days forward to come.
11 of 14 | Posted by: Brandon Robertson - Denton, NC
“Elly and family, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Sending you all love and prayers.
12 of 14 | Posted by: Patti Duncan - Oak Ridge, TN
“My sister was the strongest, loving person I have ever known. She always put others before herself. She fought a long hard battle with MS and never...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Deborah Smiddie - Crossville, TN
“Cathe is home where she longed to be. Her life was filled with the love of her family and friends. Never complained about the awful disease that...Read More »
14 of 14 | Posted by: Teri Smith - Oliver Springs, TN
Holley-Gamble Funeral Homes
Catherine "Cathe" L. Keen (aka "The Penny Lady"), age 65 of Oak Ridge, born October 18, 1949, went to be with the Lord on March 27, 2015, after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. One of the highlights of her life was being known as "The Penny Lady" to coach Joe Gaddis beginning in 1991. Thanks you to Coach Gaddis for his love and support during mom's illness. Cathe was an Eucharistic Minister at St. Mary's Catholic Church for many years and enjoyed making the grounds at the church beautiful. She was employed by Parkwest Medical Center for many years.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Henry; father and stepmother, Arnold and Drucil Henry.
Loving and devoted husband of 44 years: Edward James Keen, Jr
Daughters: Christy Hicks and husband Stewart
Elly Larkin and husband Jonathan
Sisters: Maudean Wallace
Deborah Smiddie and husband Gary
Mother in-law: Mary R. Keen
Sister in-law: Teri Smith
Grandchildren: Emma, Bailey, Owen and Sheldon
Special family friend, Leigh Ann Riker
Special thanks to the many care givers and nurses over the years, especially at Tennova Hospice facility and Kelsey Lunihan.
The family will receive friends Saturday, March 28th from 5-7PM at Holley-Gamble Funeral Home in Clinton. Funeral service will follow with Pastor Charles Campbell officiating. Private graveside service will be held Sunday, March 29th at 1:00PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MS Society of East Tennessee or Tennova Healthcare Auxiliary Hospice Fund, 7447 Andersonville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37938. Holley-Gamble Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.holleygamblefh.com
621 S Charles Seivers Blvd. Clinton, TN 37716
Tel. (865) 457-2323